Contact for the Search Committee = [email protected]
February 17, 2017 ~ JOB AD POSTED IN THE UNITED CHURCH OBSERVER
Carlisle/Kilbride ON (carlisleuc.ca, kilbrideunited.com)
Carlisle/Kilbride United two-point pastoral charge provides spiritual sustenance to two communities on the Niagara Escarpment north of Hamilton and Burlington. We are a community of worship rich in traditions and growth opportunities, and are currently looking to welcome a new Order of Ministry personnel.
We are seeking to form a partnership with a minister who has a strong background in traditional Bible-based theology but is also willing to explore a variety of worship formats, including multimedia. We are also looking for an effective leader to help us achieve and sustain growth. Our goal is to welcome a minister with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to empower, motivate, and inspire. We value the skill to reconcile varying points of view, the capacity to meet intergenerational needs, the ability to form strong community partnerships, and a sense of humour.
If God is calling you to us, please send a resume/CV and a one-page statement of your spiritual philosophy on today's role of the church and its minister to [email protected].
February 8, 2017 ~ OUR WORK HAS BEGUN!
Your Search team has had their first meeting to begin the process of calling a Minister to the Carlisle/Kilbride Pastoral charge. Your committee members are Presbytery representatives Rev. Michael Brooks and John Anderson; Maureen Trenkler and Sharon Banks from Kilbride; and Nan Dodman, Heather Olaveson, Bob Moulder, Mary Gilbert, Janet Witty-Heeley and Andrea McRae from Carlisle. We ask for your prayers for this team as they begin this journey together.
Although much of the work of the committee is confidential, we will regularly share non-confidential progress updates through congregational bulletins and newsletter communications and on this webpage.
January 29, 2017 ~ JNAC REPORT APPROVED BY PRESBYTERY
Halton Presbytery has accepted the Carlisle/Kilbride Joint Needs Assessment Committee (JNAC) report, and declared a vacancy for a full time order of ministry starting September 1, 2017 or as a suitable candidate is called.
January 15, 2017 ~ JNAC DRAFTS APPROVED BY THE CONGREGATIONS
The congregations of Carlisle United Church and Kilbride United Church approved the draft report summary at a congregational meeting following worship service. They thanked the JNA Committee for their hard work in creating the Joint Needs Assessment Report.
December 2016 ~ NEEDS ASSESSMENT SURVEY ANALYSIS
The JNAC group would like to thank all those who participated in the recent survey. Valuable information was collected and is presently being used to complete the needs assessment report.
Click on following link for a copy of an analysis of the survey results.
November 2016 ~ NEEDS ASSESSMENT PHASE COMPLETED
The online Needs Assessment Survey was closed, paper, phone and email surveys collected, and the work of summarizing the congregations`input and creating the Joint Needs Assessment Report began. We are grateful for the diligent efforts of the JNA Committee in gathering input from congregants and church adherents, community members, neighbours and local businesses, to ensure as complete and inclusive representation as possible in the expression of our needs and hopes for the new minister candidate.
October 2016 ~ `BE PART OF THE CHANGE IN MINISTRY`CAMPAIGN
The Joint Needs Assessment Committee spearheaded a broad-ranging and thorough campaign to gather input on what we need and want in a new minister. The campaign included an online survey, a paper survey, a Town Hall meeting open to all members of the local community, as well as dedicated times during worship service to discuss the information gathering process. Options such as email and phone conversations were offered as well, to ensure that the opinions of everyone were heard and recorded. We are so grateful for the hard work of the JNAC in gathering and summarizing our voices.
September 2016 ~ JOINT NEEDS ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE FORMED
After bidding farewell to our dear minister, Rev. Diane Blanchard, after 14 years of faithful service, Carlisle and Kilbride United Churches must begin the task of seeking a new spiritual leader. A Joint Needs Assessment Committee has been struck. The role of the JNAC is to create a document to be used in the search for new Pastoral Leadership at the Carlisle/Kilbride pastoral charge. This document is the first contact with our pastoral charge and should accurately reflect and describe our churches and outline what characteristics and skills we would like a prospective ministerial candidate to possess. The goal is to have a new minister, who best serves the needs of our congregations, in place by September 2017.